Update on the latest in sports:
Update on the latest in sports:
Jul. 29, 2018
Eovaldi sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Twins 3-0
UNDATED (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi (ee-VAHL'-dee) pitched seven impressive innings in his first start with Boston, J.D. Martinez drove in all three runs to increase his major league-leading RBI total to 89 and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 for their 18th victory in 22 games.
Martinez had a double, single and walk, and Andrew Benintendi added two hits and a walk for the Red Sox. The AL East-leaders improved to a majors' best 74-33 by winning three of four in the weekend series.
The Twins finished 4-6 on a 10-game trip.
In other MLB news:
— J.A. Happ made the midseason impact the Yankees hoped for, pitching one-run ball over six innings to win his New York debut 6-3 over the Kansas City Royals. New York acquired the 35-year-old left-hander from Toronto for infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney last week. Happ took a shutout into the fifth before Salvador Perez's home run.
— Yonder Alonso, Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion all homered for Cleveland, and Corey Kluber pitched into the eighth inning in the Indians' 8-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Rajai Davis added a triple and two doubles for the Indians, who took two of three in Detroit and extended their AL Central lead to nine games over Minnesota.
—Jurickson Profar hit a go-ahead double deflected by the pitcher and stayed in despite getting kicked in the face as the Texas Rangers became the first team to sweep Houston this year, beating the Astros 4-3. Texas took three in a row from the AL West leaders and extended the Astros' skid to a season-high four games. The last-place Rangers won even though they struck out 19 times — the most Houston pitchers have recorded in a nine-inning game in franchise history.
—Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the five-run ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4. Luke Maile had an RBI double and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added an RBI single in the inning before Gurriel exited with an injury.
— Adam Jones had three hits and an RBI in what could be his final game with the Orioles, and Baltimore beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 for a rare series win. The rebuilding Orioles are looking to deal Jones before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. The Orioles took three of four from the Rays, reaching double figures in the last three games.
— Luis Castillo allowed four hits in a season-high seven innings, Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds wrapped up their long home stand with a third consecutive win over the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0. Phillip Ervin and Curt Casali each had an RBI and run for the Reds, who won a four-game series against the Phillies for the first time in nearly 21 years.
— Sean Newcomb came within one strike of pitching the first no-hitter by the Atlanta Braves since 1994, denied when Chris Taylor sharply singled in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers
— Jose Urena and three relievers combined on a two-hitter for the Miami Marlins in a 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals to split a four-game series. Urena threw six scoreless innings allowing only one hit. Jeremy Hellickson, now 4-2, allowed five runs, three earned, and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Washington is 5-7 in its last 12 games and at 52-53 trailing Philadelphia and Atlanta in the division. The front office has decisions to make ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
— Zack Wheeler pitched six strong innings and drove in the lone run, leading the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wheeler (5-6) allowed five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. He got his fourth RBI of the season on a double in the fifth.
Rockies sign former star Matt Holliday to minor league deal
UNDATED (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have signed former star outfielder Matt Holliday to a minor league contract. The 38-year-old Holliday reported to the Grand Junction Rockies, the organization's Rookie level team on Sunday.
Holliday hit .231 with 19 home runs and 64 RBIs with the New York Yankees last season.
Holliday played the first five seasons of his 14-year career with the Rockies. He hit .290 as a rookie in 2004 and helped lead Colorado to its only World Series appearance in 2007. His .340 average, 137 RBIs and 216 hits led the NL that year, and he finished second in the MVP vote.
The Rockies traded him to Oakland after the 2008 season, and the A's dealt him to St. Louis during the 2009 year. He helped the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series
In other baseball news:
— The Boston Red Sox have placed third baseman Rafael Devers (DEH'-vurz) on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Devers limped running into third base on Eduardo Nunez's double in the eighth inning of Boston's 10-4 victory on Saturday night. To take his place on the roster, the club recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.
— The Yankees have traded relievers Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos to the St. Louis Cardinals for first baseman Luke Voit. The Yankees also got international signing bonus pool money from St. Louis in the deal announced Saturday night. The trade was New York's third in five days. They got reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore on Tuesday and acquired starter J.A. Happ from Toronto on Thursday.
— The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen for a run at the NL East title, obtaining right-hander Brad Brach on Sunday in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles for international signing bonus slot money. Brach is 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA and owns a 10.80 ERA in eight games this month. Left-handers are hitting .342 against him, and he has allowed runs in 11 of 42 appearances. But Brach has 11 saves and worked as Baltimore's closer for long stretches.
— A crowd that's estimated to number around 50,000 gathered outside the Clark Sports Center in the village of Cooperstown, New York, for the annual Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday. Sluggers Chipper Jones and Jim Thome, first-ballot electees, headline a class that also includes Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. With the six new inductees, a record 57 living Hall of Famers were on stage.
Luck sore, tired but pain-free after throwing at camp
UNDATED (AP) — Andrew Luck says he felt tired and sore after throwing the first two days at the Indianapolis Colts' training camp but felt no pain in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Luck is scheduled to resume his throwing routine Sunday night when the Colts are expected to work out in full pads. He did not throw Saturday, as scheduled, though Luck did work on footwork and handoffs before leaving the field.
Luck acknowledged he was nervous for the first camp workout on Thursday. On Friday, Luck thought he made four or five throws he would be happy with in a game.
Indy opens the preseason at Seattle on Aug. 9.
In other NFL news:
—New Orleans Saints receiver Travin Dural and center Cameron Tom have been injured at training camp. Both went down with apparent upper body injuries during practice Sunday. Both players were able to walk with trainers off the practice field. Also walking off the field shortly before practice ended was starting left tackle Terron Armstead, but it wasn't clear if he was injured or struggling with hot conditions.
—Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones returned to practice a day after injuring his left leg. Jones was in pads with his teammates and running routes early in Sunday's practice. He got tangled up with a teammate on Saturday and landed awkwardly. The training staff evaluated his left leg and he was held out of the rest of practice. Lions coach Matt Patricia says Jones is fine, but the team will be cautious with him.
— The Buffalo Bills continued shuffling their defensive front during the first week of training camp by signing end Ryan Russell. Russell is listed at 6-foot-5 and 267 pounds, and has three seasons of NFL experience, including the past two with Tampa Bay. He had two sacks in 14 games, including six starts, with the Buccaneers last season. Buffalo freed up room on its roster by releasing Owa Odighizuwa, an offseason free agent addition.
— New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has spoken to the media for the first time about the death of a friend whose body was found in Jenkins' New Jersey home last month. Jenkins reiterated that he was not in the house when his friend died. Jenkins' brother, William H. Jenkins, was charged with aggravated manslaughter days after the body of 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene was found. Jenkins said he hasn't spoken to his brother since he was arrested.
McEvoy wins in Hamburg for 1st European Tour title at age 39
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Richard McEvoy has won his first European Tour title at the age of 39 after a dramatic finish to the European Open in Hamburg.
The Englishman holed a 20-foot putt for birdie on the last hole Sunday to secure a one-shot victory ahead of Renato Paratore, Christofer Blomstrand and German amateur Allen John.
McEvoy shot a final-round 1-over 73 to finish on 11-under 277. He won on his 285th European Tour appearance, 17 years after making his debut on the tour and just seven days after triumphing on the developmental European Challenge Tour.
Local amateur John produced a final-round 67 to creep up the leaderboard, while Blomstrand's birdie on the 18th was enough to seal his share of second place.
Masters champion Patrick Reed ended tied for ninth after a 4-over 76.
PGA-SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
Jimenez wins Senior British Open by 1 shot
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez (AHN'-hehl hee-MEHN'-ehz) has won the Senior British Open, edging defending champion Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) by one shot.
Jimenez dropped only one stroke en route to a final round 3-under 69 and ended on 12-under 276 at the historic Old Course. Langer shot a 68 to come second.
Americans Kirk Triplett and Scott McCarron tied for third alongside Canada's Stephen Ames. All three finished on 10 under.
LPGA-LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN
Jutanugarn wins Ladies Scottish Open for 10th LPGA title
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn hit six birdies in a final round 5-under 66 to win the Ladies Scottish Open by one shot on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Jutanugarn held off the challenge of Australian Minjee Lee at Gullane to claim her 10th LPGA title and third this year.
Jutanugarn finished on 13-under 271 and is projected to move top of the world rankings, ahead of South Koreans Inbee Park and Sung Hyun Park. She last held the No. 1 spot for two weeks in June 2017— the first Thai golfer to top the rankings.
Runner-up Lee produced a bogey-free 66 but couldn't do enough after her third-round 71.
Jutanugarn has also won the Kingsmill Championship and U.S. Women's Open this year.
South Koreans Jin Young Ko (67) and Haeji Kang (69) finished tied for third on 8 under, while their compatriot Amy Yang dropped to joint fifth.
CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE
Welsh rider Geraint Thomas wins his 1st Tour de France title
PARIS (AP) — Geraint Thomas has won his first Tour de France title.
The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage around the Champs-Elysees on Sunday.
Thomas rode a yellow bicycle to match his yellow jersey and shared glasses of champagne with his teammates during the casual ride into Paris.
Four-time champion Chris Froome, Thomas's teammate, finished third.
Alexander Rossi runs away with IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Rossi won Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall, starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy to run away from the field.
The 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner finished 12.8 seconds ahead of rookie Robert Wickens in the caution-free race on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course. The race covered 90 laps and 202.3 miles.
Will Power was third, 14.7 seconds back. Josef Newgaden was fourth, and points leader Scott Dixon fifth.
The victory Sunday was Andretti Autosport's 60th in the series.